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While the world is unimaginable without women, so are women themselves without eye makeup! After all, where would women be without the essential eyeliner?
Eyeliners form the core of your daily makeup routine. But while getting acquainted with the eyeliner is easy, it is difficult to master the art of applying it perfectly each time. A single flick of a liner can make or mar your look. Here are five best eyeliner tips that will enhance your look and add beauty to your eyes.
1. Get the Basics Right
There are several eyeliner types such as liquids, pencils and gels, and each of them has its own unique application. Pencil liners such as the Prestige Total Intensity Eye Liner or the NYX Professional Make up Slide on Eye Pencil are the most common, but so are mistakes while using them! For example, the pencils often unsharpened. Regular sharpening of the liner pencil not just ensures that it is clean, hygienic and bacteria-free but also aids in drawing shapely curve around your eyes.
2. Hold Your Eye and Control Your Breath
Most liners—especially gel-based ones like GOSH Liquid Xtreme Gel Eye Liner or Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner—tend to get stuck across the crinkle of your eyelid. For your liner to glide across smoothly and form a precise line, use your pointer and middle finger to stretch the skin above your eye. Keep your hands steady by placing your elbow on a counter and hold your breath for a couple of seconds to avoid any movement.
3. Picking the Right Colour
A classic black when it comes to selecting eyeliner colour is almost instinctive but you must also give blue, green, brown or light grey a chance. Not only do they add to the allure of your face, they also turn out to be much more forgiving when you mess up. Women with green eyes must try out purple and violet, while those with blue eyes can sport warm browns, bronze, or anything from the copper family. Those with hazel eyes could pick a green or a brown while the brown-eyed can go for shades of blue.
4. Flaunt a Flawless Cat Eye
Do you struggle to make that perfect cat-eye angle? Instead of making wild guesses about where and at what angle the cat-eye flick should be, hold a business card diagonally aligned with the corner of your eye and trace it alongside. Alternatively, you can also use a piece of tape to draw that cat-eye angle but you have to be careful not to rip it off. Stencils are also available to help you master that winged-eye look.
5. Give Your Eyes Time to Dry
While it is common to jazz up your eyes with liquid liners like Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Liner or the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner, it is important to avoid smudging. Keep your eyes closed for at least30-40 seconds after application to allow your liner to dry up properly.
Use these game-changing eyeliner tips to master the art and science of natural-looking makeup and jazz up your appearance anytime, anywhere!